Train travel in Germany gets expensive really fast, especially if you are looking to plan last minute trips. The last time I visited Germany, I ended up taking ride shares, buses, and even renting a car because all of those options were Read full post »
I’m not ashamed to admit that I have a particular fondness for flying economy class. For my flying style, the price in both cash and miles simply works. Why pay for one big flight, when I can spread my miles out across Read full post »
My friends and I have enjoyed traveling on Amtrak trains. I’ve traveled many times from mid-Michigan to Chicago which is a very fun route that takes you right to the heart of the city. I missed out, however, on the opportunity to Read full post »
For years, Amtrak was a Chase partner. In addition to Chase offering an Amtrak credit card, Amtrak was a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner. Recently, it became apparent that the Chase-Amtrak partnership was ending, and now we know who Amtrak’s new bank partner Read full post »
I love traveling by train. It’s a mode of transportation where you can enjoy the scenery while sitting comfortably (with the ability to move about as you wish). The whole experience comes complete with a taste of nostalgia thrown in. However, booking Read full post »
I have never missed a plane. I have never purchased a ticket for the wrong date or city. I did once try to check-in at the wrong hotel a long time ago, but that was because there were two Sheratons in Niagara Read full post »
With the newly opened high-speed rail service from Barcelona to Paris, I started thinking about open jaw itinerary possibilities. How fun would it be to combine your flights with a high-speed rail journey between two cool cities rather than a simple round-trip Read full post »
Everyone has heard of European rail passes. There are so many of them that trying to do comprehensive research on the subject might make your head start spinning. And yet, you’ll have to do the research if you want to save a Read full post »
While European ultra low-cost airlines can be amazingly cheap, European rail operators still manage to give them a run for their money. It’s helpful that most, if not all train operators offer free baggage allowance, and that you depart from and arrive Read full post »
Amtrak is offering a 31% discount on companion fares on bookings made by October 21, 2013. The discount is valid on fares through December 12, 2013 and applies to regular full adult coach rail fare. The following restrictions apply: Blackout dates: November 26 – Read full post »
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